Requirements: Comparative Literature Major (B.A.)

All BA or BSc degrees require the completion of a minimum 128 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
For further degree requirements, please see our BA/BSc Requirements Page.

Global Liberal Arts Core Curriculum

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For further description of the courses required within each section of GLACC, see here or download the degree worksheet to the right.

Course Number
Course Name
Prerequisites
INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY
CCI 1
Four Integrative Inquiry Courses (course type CCI)
(May not overlap with major, at least one must be at AUP. All courses must be outside the major's disciplinary base.)

Freshmen satisfy CCI courses as follows: FirstBridge (two courses) and two additional CCI courses outside the major discipline. FirstBridge courses may not replace major requirements.

Transfer students satisfy CCI courses as follows: four CCI courses outside the major discipline; at least one CCI must be taken at AUP.
 
CCI 2
 
CCI 3
 
CCI 4
 
CCX
Experiential Learning
 
CRITICAL INQUIRY AND EXPRESSION
EN 2020 CCE
(minimum grade of "C")
Writing & Criticism
EN1010 (minimum grade of "C")
CCD
Digital Literacy and Communication
 
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCR
Disciplinary Research Methods/Writing in the Discipline
 
QUANTITATIVE AND EXPERIMENTAL REASONING
MA 1005 or Above (course type CCM)
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Lab science course coded CCS (4CR lecture with corresponding 0CR lab)
Experimental Reasoning
MA1005CCM or higher to be taken before or at the same time
EXPRESSION FRANÇAISE
FR 1200 CCF (or above) (minimum grade of "C")
Elementary French & Culture II 
FR1100 (minimum grade of "C")
AUP CAPSTONE
See list of major requirements below for course with type CCC
AUP Capstone
 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS – 45 credits

(Minimum grade of “C-“ required in each course)

 

COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME Prerequisites
CL1025CCI THE WORLD, THE TEXT, AND THE CRITIC I None
CL1050REG THE WORLD, THE TEXT, AND THE CRITIC II None
CL2085CCR THEORY AND WRITING None
CL3020REG
or
CL3035REG
PRODUCT'N, TRANSLAT'N, CREAT'N, PUBLICAT'N
or
CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE
None
or
None
CL4075CCC PORTFOLIO College Level=Senior AND ( Major=Comparative Literature OR Major=Creative Writing)

 

Survey Courses

SELECT Two COURSES FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST
NOTE:  In selecting Survey and Elective courses, students must take at least one course from each of the three periods – Classical, Medieval & Renaissance
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME Prerequisite
CL2059CCI  TALES FROM CENTRAL EUROPE None
CL2051REG  ENGLISH LITERATURE BEFORE 1800 None
CL2052REG  ENGLISH LITERATURE SINCE 1800 None
CL2054REG  MODERN LATIN AMERICAN & SPANISH LIT. None
 CL3032REG THE MONSTROUS AND FABULOUS RENAISSANCE FR1200CCF OR FR1200 OR FR1300 OR FR1300CCI OR FR2100 OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200 OR FR2200CCI
CL3035REG   CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE None

 

Electives

Select five courses from the lists below (or from the list above, if not already taken to meet the survey requirement)
Author Focus
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CL3029REG CERVANTES & RENAISSANCE COMPARATIVE LITERATURE None
CL3056REG DOSTOEVSKY: BETWEEN MARGINALITY AND MADNESS None
CL3059REG FLAUBERT & BAUDELAIRE: THE BIRTH OF MODERNITY None
CL3063CCI KAFKA AND WORLD LITERATURE None
CL3073REG ULYSSES & BRITISH MODERNISM None
CL3082CCI PROUST & THE ARTS None

 

Theater & Film
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME  PREREQUISITES
CL2075REG THEATER IN PARIS FR1200CCF OR FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI
FM3011REG FRENCH FILM & FICTION NOW FR1300CCI OR FR2100CCI OR FR2200CCI
CL3030REG PHILOSOPHY & THE THEATER None
CL3038REG SHAKESPEARE IN CONTEXT None
 CL3048REG SHAKESPEARE & FILM None
CL3069REG THE AESTHETICS OF CRIME FICTION None
CL3080REG BRECHT & FILM None

 

Genres & Literary Movements
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
 CL2083CCD DIGITAL POETICS None
 CL3002REG WORD & IMAGE: LIT. & THE VISUAL ARTS None
 CL3054REG GOTHIC, THE LITERATURE OF EXCESS None
 CL3100REG THE POETIC EXPERIENCE: A WRITING WORKSHOP None

 

Cities, History & Geopolitics
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CL2010REG PARIS THROUGH ITS BOOKS None
 CL3034REG PARIS REEL & IMAGINED: PERSPECTIVES ON THE CITY OF LIGHTS None
 CL3043REG PARIS ATTRACTION: MODERNIST EXPERIMENTS IN MIGRATION None
 CL3089REG BIBLICAL BACKGROUNDS: LITERATURE AND HISTORY None

 

Theory & Gender
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
 CL2006CCI CONTEMPORARY FEMINIST THEORY None
 FR2060CCI INTRO TO LINGUISTICS/ A LA LINGUISTIQUE None
 CL3060CCI LITERATURE & THE POLITICAL IMAGINATION None
 CL3075REG QUEENS, FAIRIES & HAGS: ROMANCE OF MEDIEVAL GENDER None
CL3076REG MODERN SEXUALITIES IN THE PROCESS OF WRITING None
CL3081REG POST-COLONIAL LIT. & THEORY None
 FR3090CCI  TOPICS IN FRENCH AND ANOTHER DISCIPLINE FR2100CCI OR FR2100 OR FR2200 OR FR2200CCI

 

Classical Antiquity
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
 CL3017REG GREEK & ROMAN KEY TEXTS None
 CL3028REG EMPIRES OF LANGUAGE: PREMODERN COSMOPOLITANISM None
CL3114CCI IMPERIAL ROME: PHILOSOPHY, LITERATURE, SOCIETY None
 CL3116CCI KEY TEXTS: SOCRATES, SOPHISTS, AND THE STAGE None
 CL3117CCI EMPIRE AND INDIVIDUAL: FROM ALEXANDER TO CAESAR None
 CL3050REG INTERMEDIATE LATIN II LT2001, or placement
 CL3070REG INTERMEDIATE ANCIENT GREEK II GK2005, or placement
 CL4050REG ADVANCED STUDY IN LATIN CL/LT3050, or placement
 CL4070REG ADVANCED STUDY IN ANCIENT GREEK CL/GK3070, or placement

 

Changing Topics
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME PREREQUISITES
CL4091REG INTERDISCIPLINARY TOPICS IN LITERATURE None
CL4095INPR SENIOR PROJECT College Level=Senior

 

 *Original Language Option. Students taking courses marked with an asterisk may choose to read the texts in English translation or in the original non-English.

 

FREE ELECTIVES

Any courses desired – must complete a total of 128 credit hours to graduate.

 

HONORS

The department offers honors options to particularly motivated students; there is no GPA requirement. Students are nominated to honors by the department on the basis of a portfolio of work. Honors students in Comparative Literature must demonstrate intermediate proficiency in two languages other than English, and must have studied the primary texts for two of the major elective courses in the original (non- English) language, e.g. by taking a CL course with original language option. All honors students write a senior project, which may be an academic thesis or a piece of creative work, of around 40 pages or the equivalent.